The Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) is a collective impact initiative working to ensure food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable for all. Through policy creation, cooperative relationships and innovative projects, our goals are to close the gap in access to healthy food and food assistance programs, cultivate a fair local food economy, protect environmental resources and foster a diverse regional movement for Good Food.
To help achieve these goals, we are seeking an experienced, motivated individual to join our team as POLICY ASSOCIATE.
The Policy Associate will conduct policy research, analysis and outreach in support of the LAFPC Working Groups and Network to advance policy, environmental and systems change in alignment with the mission of the LA Food Policy Council. The Policy Associate will develop research and advance policy recommendations through a collaborative process with LAFPC Working Group and other partners on policy issues related to urban agriculture, farmer’s markets and street food vending. Depending on interest and experience, the Policy Associate may work on other food policy issues. The Policy Associate will be joining a small, dynamic and diverse team of 7-9 people in an innovative work environment located in Downtown Los Angeles.
Policy Research + Analysis (40%)
Working Group Collaboration + Capacity Building (50%)
Other Responsibilities (10%)
Relevant skills and experience include critical and strategic thinking, research, multi-disciplinary writing, facilitation, coalition building and project management. A strong candidate will have strong familiarity and experience working on food systems and public policy; is entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative; an effective facilitator, communicator and writer; and possesses a demonstrated commitment to social and racial equity.
Required Skills and Experience:
Desired Skills and Experience
SUPERVISION The Policy Associate reports directly to the Policy Director, and will also work with the Executive Director.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Policy Associate position is a full-time, non-exempt position with a starting annual salary of $53,000. The Los Angeles Food Policy Council, a fiscally-sponsored project of Community Partners, offers health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation and sick leave.
EXPECTED START DATE: Between October 15th-November 15th, 2017
Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line [Policy Associate – NAME]. Please include: (1) a cover letter that includes relevant experience, (2) 2-3 professional references; (3) a resume; and (4) a writing sample limited to 5 pages in length, ideally a policy position paper. You will receive an initial response within 2 weeks of submission of your application. No calls or emails please.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Los Angeles Food Policy Council: www.goodfoodla.org Los Angeles Food Policy Council (a project of Community Partners) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, women, and LGBTQ persons to apply. Individuals with fluency in Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.